(but i did it)
do you remember that i had an opportunity to take some of my hand made knitted green sleeves into a shop in santa barbara? i'm not sure if it was the incredibly helpful comments you all left (on my last post) or that i don't like to waste anything, most especially an opportunity,
(still waiting though)
i gathered up my confidence along with all your words and tucked them safely in my pocket, and went downtown.
(is no news good news in this instance?)
i brought a dozen
in a knitted, felted bowl
with new 'green sleeves' tags made by this company
i made some new ones that feel like spring (etsy shop update coming soon!)
my husband came with me. but i did all the talking.
the shop owner was very kind, and he seemed to like my bowl of sleeves.
he told me that he needed to discuss this with his partner. and so i gave him a sleeve, and a couple photos and my business card.
and then we bought a couple smoothies and left
when we got outside, chuck said he thought it went really well, and he was proud of me.
and you know, hearing him say that, i knew i would be fine no matter which way this thing goes. i'd conquered a big (lifelong) fear of putting myself out there. and i learned that it's not as scary as i'd thought it would be. it wouldn't be something i'd want do often, but while i'm in this brave state of mind there is one more thing i think i'll do...
we are leaving tonight after work for california's carrizo plain, for a weekend of camping, photography and (hopefully) wildlife watching, but most of all for the beauty and solitude of the place. to get an idea of where we'll be see here and here (two of my favorite posts!)
and while there i thought i'd take some of my wildflower photo cards (i stayed up late last night making three dozen) to the visitors center...
cross fingers for me.
thanks so much. and have a wonderful weekend everyone.